Chicken Afritada Recipe

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  August 29, 2020

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Chicken Afritada Recipe is one of those Filipino recipes which are doused in tomato sauce.

Along with Beef Mechado, Pork Giniling, Menudo and other Filipino tomato-based recipe, the chicken afritada is another popular dish from among the Filipinos.

With Filipino’s penchant for anything tasty, meaty but still healthy, Chicken Afritada is sure to be a perennial favorite.

Chicken Afritada Recipe

Though commonly seen in the usual everyday Filipino meals, Chicken Afritada can also be cooked to serve more people in celebrations and parties.

Made with tomato sauce, peas, hotdog, carrots, potatoes, and bell peppers, it is always one of the tastier viands in celebrations that people actually line up to it.

Chicken Afritada Recipe Alternative Method

Chicken Afritada

Chicken afritada recipe

Chicken Afritada Recipe is one of those Filipino recipes which are doused in tomato sauce. Along with Beef Mechado, Pork Giniling, Menudo and other Filipino tomato-based recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Chicken
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 111kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $8


  • 2 lbs chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large potato cubed
  • 1 carrot cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper cubed


  • Marinate chicken pieces in soy sauce and lemon juice for half an hour. Drain chicken from the marinade.
  • In a heavy pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic, onions, and tomatoes for 2 minutes or until onions are soft.
  • Add chicken pieces and saute for a few minutes until meat is nicely browned and no longer pink.
  • Add fish sauce, stir and then add tomato sauce and water. Let the mixture boil and then reduce heat, cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.
  • Add carrots, pepper, and potatoes; cover and cook for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Afritadang Manok Recipe
Chicken Afritada, due to its tasty and decadent tomato sauce, is perfect with steamed rice to balance out the taste.

If you still aren’t convinced with how tasty Filipino tomato-based dishes are, then try this Chicken Afritada Recipe and decide otherwise. 

Also read: How to Cook Ginataang Papaya, a Chicken, coconut & Papaya recipe

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.